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Brooklyn Black Ops. It Doesn’t Exist. But If It Did, It Has Shipped

Brooklyn Black Ops, a bourbon barrel aged imperial stout has just left the brewery.  The very limited, and hardly talked about beer’s recipe is apparently only known by 2 people.  (Like Coca-Cola.)  Each years recipe & flavor is just a little different.  What you do need to know — it’s a Russian imperial stout aged in bourbon oak barrels.  Bottled flat, and bottle conditioned with champagne yeast.

Brooklyn Black Ops does not exist. However, if it did exist, it would be a robust stout concocted by the Brooklyn brewing team under cover of secrecy and hidden from everyone else at the brewery. Supposedly “Black ops” was aged for four months in bourbon barrels, bottled flat, and re-fermented with Champagne yeast, creating big chocolate and coffee flavors with a rich underpinning of vanilla-like oat notes. They say there are only 1,000 cases. We have no idea what they’re talking about.”

Style: Russian Imperial Stout (Barrel aged)
Availability: 750ml bottles, corked & caged. 1,000 cases total production.

10% ABV

8 thoughts on “Brooklyn Black Ops. It Doesn’t Exist. But If It Did, It Has Shipped

  1. I had the opportunity to pour Brooklyn Brewery’s Black Ops at their booth at the 2011 GABF this year. This was definitely one of their most popular beers during the festival.  I really enjoyed it, as I’m a huge fan of Russian Imperial Stouts. If this year’s batch was as good as last year’s it’ll sell out.

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